It will have been pretty easy for Arsene Wenger to prepare his Arsenal team for today’s Premier League away game against Newcastle United, as their manager John Carver admitted this week that he only had 13 fit outfield players to choose from.
So the Arsenal boss does not have to worry too much about which players or system his Gunners will have to contend with today ,and he should be able to set his own team up accordingly in order to exploit the home team´s problems. This game is the last before the international break but I still think the Boss will use it to rest a few key players, like Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil and perhaps Mertesacker, Monreal and Bellerin. ...........Read more
This is surprisingly funny and interesting look at how Arsenal stars like Olivier Giroud, Wojciech Szczesny and Per Mertesacker can perform when put up against three Saracens rugby stars. We are used to the Gunners facing rugby teams like Stoke City, but how would they play if they actually had to use a rugby ball
Following a very impressive display against Monaco in the Champions League, Arsenal will travel to St. James’ Park to face Newcastle United as the Gunners shift their attention back to the Premier League. Considering the rich vein of form that Arsene Wenger’s side are currently in, there cannot be any debate over the fact that Arsenal are most certainly overwhelming favourites in the fixture.
According to latest reports, the Newcastle manager John Carver has confirmed via the club’s official twitter account that he’s got just 13 fit outfield players to choose from when high-flying Arsenal come to visit and also added that he will not be using youth team players just to fill up the gaps in the squad. ...........Read more
Depending on which side of the fence you sit on when it comes to the performances of the Arsenal and Germany star Mesut Ozil since he came to the Premier League from Real Madrid a year and a half a go, this could be seen as great or terrible news for the Gunners. I can guess what the midfielder´s constant critic Paul Scholes would say.
However, a lot of us have seen a big improvement in the German´s form for Arsenal this season, especially since he used his spell on the sidelines to get in the gym and increase his upper body strength. So Ozil´s statement, reported by Metro, declaring that he is happy at Arsenal and is in way considering leaving this summer, is good news. ...........Read more
I wonder if the subject came up when Arsenal were talking to the Serie A club Internazionale in January about the loan move of our Germany international Lukas Podolski. Even if not, the deal that saw the World Cup winning striker move to Italy, no matter how badly it has gone for Podolski in Milan, should give us a good chance of beating our Premier League rivals to the summer transfer of their starlet Mateo Kovacic.
In fact, a Metro report claims that the talented 20-year old’s current club have already given Arsenal the go ahead to sign him in the summer, as long as we meet their valuation of course, which is just over £17 million. ...........Read more
Arsenal may have left a mountain to climb after losing at the Emirates stadium to Monaco by 3-1 at the end of February. In fact the Gunners must pull off something that has never been done before in the Champions League if we are to achieve a remarkable comeback and stay in the competition.
So we know it is not going to be easy but there are a few reasons for the travelling Arsenal fans to believe that the team just might do it. ...........Read more
It is a shame that it took an Arsenal injury crisis for the young French midfielder Francis Coquelin to get his big chance, with a decent run of games in the first team in his favourite position of deep lying midfielder. But without the Gunners losing the likes of Mikel Arteta, Mathieu Flamini, Jack Wilshere and Aaron Ramsey this season, Coquelin may have been moving on.
Arsene Wenger had given the academy graduate a few chances before, 43 of them to be exact, but it is fair to say that he had never impressed enough for the manager to stick with him on a regular basis. Thankfully that has now happened and everyone is feeling the benefits. ...........Read more
The last time that Arsene Wenger had to persuade Theo Walcott to sign a new contract to stay with Arsenal, all the high cards were in the players’ hands. Robin van Persie had recently left for Man United and Wenger was struggling for decent options up front.
Walcott had him over a barrel really, especially as there was less than a year to run on his contract at the time. So the England international got a big pay rise as well as some guarantees over his starting place and even where he would play. ...........Read more
There have been Arsenal transfer rumours linking us with the talented young striker of Serie A side Palermo for some time now. In the build up to the January transfer window it was said that Arsene Wenger and our scouts were having a really good look at Paulo Dybala, the 21-year old Argentinean whose performances in Italy have drawn comparisons to the Premier League’s leading marksman Sergio Aguero.
Even though a striker was not Wenger’s priority this season, the rumours have persisted after the winter window closed, with reports that the Palermo president came to London to meet with people from Arsenal to discuss Dybala and a possible summer transfer. ...........Read more